BRIEF-Baidu announces pricing of $1.5 billion notes offering
* Baidu inc - public offering consists of us$900 million of 2.875% notes due 2022 and us$600 million of 3.625% notes due 2027
ACCRA May 18 The International Monetary Fund has suggested to Ghana's government that it request an extension to a three-year $918 million aid programme due to end in April 2018, the Fund's Ghana representative Natalia Koliadina said on Thursday.
"We have suggested to the authorities the possibility of extending the programme following a significant setback in implementation last year," she told Reuters. (Reporting by Kwasi Kpodo; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; editing by John Stonestreet)
June 28 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc may be on the verge of becoming Bank of America Corp's largest shareholder, after the bank raised its dividend in the wake of a positive assessment of its ability to handle market stresses.
NEW YORK, June 28 Currency market fluctuations in the first quarter of 2017 had the smallest negative impact on North American companies' financial results since 2014, FIREapps said in a report on Wednesday.